An elderly Italian man parked next to me and noticed my Ron Paul sticker.
Him:Do you think he'll win?
Me:No, I don't. But when has that ever been a reason to do something?
Me:Warren G. Harding went into the convention with the least amount of popular votes and walked out with the nomination. It can be done. But it's unlikely.
Him:We need someone like him.
Me:Almost everyone I know thinks I'm ridiculous for supporting a lost cause, but I think we must take a stance if we wish or anything to ever change.
Him:We need real change.
Me:We elect politicians who are about 7% different than their predecessors and wonder why nothing gets done.
Him:Thank you for this. I thought no one cared. I have never seen a sticker for him around here. I came to America because I believed in lasting change. I haven't found that to be true here. But thank you for doing it anyway.
“How can I be reasonable? To me our love was everything and you were my whole life. It is not very pleasant to realize that to you it was only an episode.”—W. Somerset Maugham, The Painted Veil (via pavorst)
“Jesus never mentioned homosexuality once. How has it become such an issue? Strange. Strange how all the things that Jesus actually did talk about fail to become issues. I mean, you start talking about war, and conservative Christians say, ‘Oh, I don’t want to be political and protest the war.’ Or you talk about poverty and the causes of poverty. ‘Oh, that’s a political issue; Jesus wasn’t political.’ Why don’t these people deal with the issues that Jesus did? It shouldn’t surprise me. If you look at the Gospels, the most respected religious people were the furtherest from the spirit of what Jesus was saying. It’s just the same thing all over again. But I am surprised. I really do continually expect Christians to be the most willing to accept pacifism, peacemaking, or redistribution of wealth, and care for the poor, and rethinking our prison systems and all that. But we end up being the most belligerent and self-righteous and all the rest. Scary.”—Aaron Weiss (via joshuasolomon)